Tori Graham is a Conservation Scientist at Macquarie University.
Tori 's research aims to generate information for decision-makers on how to optimise outcomes for biodiversity conservation, and the sustainable management and restoration of land.
Tori was raised in Sydney and worked in a range of roles in financial consulting and research before retraining in science. She is now completing a PhD at Macquarie University, where she also works on collaborative research projects and is the Executive Officer of the Biodiversity Node. Her PhD is evaluating the effectiveness of protected areas for conserving nature. Her work is spatially-explicit and aims to incorporate data on economic and social pressures.
Tori's research uses spatial analysis and quantitative tools to:
(I) evaluate the effectiveness of protected areas for conserving nature
(II) identify priority areas for protecting and better managing nature under future climate scenarios
(III) evaluate the cost-effectiveness of policy initiatives for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation
Tori is also a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (Management Effectiveness Specialist Group).
Tori partners with government agencies, NGOs, practitioners and scientists from around the world.